February, 2005

  1. Mobile Office

    Today I worked from a car dealership (60,000 mile service), a coffee shop and a restaurant (before coming back home) – it’s cool being mobile. 🙂

  2. WordPress Theme Competition

    I’m happy to announce the second annual WordPress design contest here at alexking.org, the WordPress 1.5 Theme Competition! I’ve put up a new blog for the competition. All information about the competition, including entries will be posted there. Please blog about this to help spread the word. The more participation we have, the better! The…

  3. Around the web

    NSLog(); – 404 Search Function Code Smoltz for Alexander — The Hardball Times Westshore Craftworks iDockCover Review – now i just need an iPod with a dock connector! RSS Aggregators are the killer app Exclusive: T-Mobile Voice Mail Compromised; How to Protect Yourself kathleen ream: Blogging: risky business or good business? See-Through Toaster TextDrive Hosting…

  4. Default Alarm in iCal?

    I’ve done a few searches and looked through the preference, but I can’t figure out how to set a default alarm (10 minutes before) for appointments in iCal. Is it possible? Anyone know how to do this? I guess one solution would be to have an AppleScript dialog prompt for creating an appointment (capture the…

  5. I Hate Taking Screenshots

    For some reason I hate the ‘take new screenshots’ portion of every new release. I’ve even got a little Photoshop action that resizes everything for me, but it still drive me nuts. If I didn’t know that people love screenshots, I’d try to skip the whole thing. 🙂

  6. Site Traffic, De-Lurking

    When I first launched this web site, I spent quite a bit of time looking at my traffic stats and referer logs. I don’t do that very often anymore (the novelty has worn off a bit), but it’s nice when I do check to see that the number of daily vists has been steadily climbing…

  7. How to Lose Customers

    Perhaps I spoke too quickly in defending Kensington in the comments of my previous post. I got an e-mail confirmation that my order was cancelled, then a day later I got an shipment notification e-mail on the cancelled order. Sure enough, the product showed up a few days later and my credit card was charged.…

  8. Name That Tune

    I still have a mix tape1 a friend made for me back in college. The last song on Side A is Round Here by Counting Crows, but as the song ends it fades into an instrumental tune that I don’t know. My guess is that there was something else originally on the tape before the…

  9. A King Design Internship

    The last few months I’ve been completely swamped with work. Combine the contract work with my own software development and work on my new web site and handling sales and support e-mails and it’s the reason that the new versions of Tasks Pro™ and Tasks haven’t been released yet. I’m already turning down work and…

  10. Great Comments

    I’ve gotten some great comments on recent posts that I wanted to point back at. Google Maps Bookmarklet – some great alternative solutions. Profont – more recommendations for programming fonts. USB Bluetooth Adapter – a few good tips. Thanks so much for the great input everyone, feedback like this is one of the best things…

  11. Around the web

    ESPN.com – MLB – Four more: Santana agrees to deal with Twins – way to go Twinkies! Five fast email productivity tips All About the GoogleBot BBEdit 8.0 Language Modules The Apple Product Cycle (thanks Michael) Transmit 3 Unleashed Upon World – I’m a registered user. Joel on Software: February 17, 2005 Having one’s own…

  12. WordPress 1.5 Compatibility

    Sorry folks, I don’t know how the Styles and my Plugins fare on WordPress 1.5 because I haven’t had a chance to test them all yet. My guess is that some work (the styles likely work OK on the ‘WP Classic’ theme) while some may break. When I get some time I will test, update…